There is a variety of enraging things to read at that news article, I am focusing on this issue largely due to fair-use limitations and to highlight the utter vandalism these cretins stand ready to commit.
They have happily done it before: these assholes have vandalized Native American sites before:
In 2014, Ryan Bundy and supporters of the Bundy family rode ATVs on federal land closed to motorized vehicles in Utah as part of a protest. Their route took them along an illegal trail that crossed through Native American archeological sites.
Nothing substantial happened to them then. More:
In 2007, an illegal ATV trail was discovered, sections of which ran right through some of these archaeological sites. The BLM then ruled that motorized vehicles were illegal in the canyon, and ATV and anti-federal enthusiasts have protested ever since -- well before the Bundy Ranch debacle.
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Bundy Ranch put squabbles with the BLM in the national spotlight, and so Lyman's rally for the right to potentially destroy Native American artifacts brought several Bundy supporters -- including Bundy's son, Ryan. Also people wearing camouflage and a guy with an assault rifle, according to the Tribune. There were also American flags, which makes no sense.
Both the BLM and the sheriff's department came to the rally, but whatever skirmishes the ATV riders were anticipating/hoping for didn't come to pass. The BLM simply recorded the proceedings to prosecute offenders later. The sheriff's deputies said they were only there to keep the peace, and any punishment would have to come from the BLM, since "they're the ones that closed the road." Thanks, deputies.
Yeah… thanks, Deputies. Coddling them is what emboldens them. Thanks a lot.
The coddling continues to embolden them: more from Yahoo News
Bundy said people interested in archeology are welcome to explore the refuge, but that cattle ranchers and loggers should have priority when it comes to land use.
"Before white man came, so to speak, there was nothing to keep cattle from tromping on those things," Bundy said.
This is the kicker though, buried all the way at the end of the piece.
"We also recognize that the Native Americans had the claim to the land, but they lost that claim," Bundy said. "There are things to learn from cultures of the past, but the current culture is the most important."
This is no different than the Taliban blowing up the Buddhas, or ISIS trying to find antiquities to destroy. No different whatsoever.
While these faux-militia assholes are technically entitled to their opinions, however fucking stupid those opinions are, they are using these “opinions” (delusions) to make real-world decisions that affect all sorts of people who have JUST AS MUCH RIGHT to these public spaces. And they are set to damage irreplaceable artifacts because they are so delusional about their white supremacy.
This is when they damage these things, trample ancient relics, dig up the land that is protected by “law” (whatever that is). Some of it will be irreparable and will be the fault of law enforcement as well for their utter and complete failure to lift and finger to do anything about these assholes.
I really don’t think the people clamoring for kid gloves with these vandals actually get it. Mostly it’s people who would not even smack a jar lid to loosen it. The Cowliphate PLANNED on this and will push this and push this and push until there is pushback.
So far there have only been words and the Cowliphate i has thus far correctly banked on being coddled.
Coddling them = Encouraging them.
They will destroy important things and they are going to hurt people and it will all have been avoidable.
[UPDATE] I was in error about the quote being from Ammon. It was actually from his brother Ryan.
(As if Ammo wouldn’t spew that crap, too)
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